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It's easy to add more sparkle to your holiday season in Ottawa with so many places to go and admire magical Christmas lights.

From free light projections and neighbourhood streets full of displays to glowing historic villages and walkable holiday trails, here are eight places around Ottawa where you can enjoy festive lights.

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Move over Hollywood because Ontario is the backdrop to so many magical holiday films including some beloved classics.

Grab your favourite holiday drink and keep your eyes peeled for any recognizable spots the next time you watch these Christmas movies. Here are seven that were filmed in locations around Ontario.

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This Opinion article is part of a Narcity Media series. The views expressed are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Narcity Media.

Christmas is hands-down my favourite time of year, and I'm so obsessed with this holiday that it's earned me the nickname "Christmas queen." But how can you not love twinkling lights, decked-out streets, and all those holiday treats?

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If you're looking for unique gifts this holiday season you can shop from a number of Christmas markets around Ottawa and have a romantic date night while you're at it.

You can escape the crowded malls and find artisan gifts at these holiday markets around Ottawa. Some of them also have sweet treats, warm drinks and sparkly decor that can get you into the spirit of the season.

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You can wander along a lively holiday trail in Ontario covered in twinkly lights and it doesn't need to cost you a dime.

The River of Lights on Blockhouse Island in Brockville is a waterfront display of Christmas lights and you can enjoy the scenery on foot, from the comfort of your car or on a new holiday train.

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